chamber tomb


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passage grave, chamber tomb

In prehistoric Europe, a chamber approached by a long passage, of megalithic construction, covered and protected by an artificial mound.
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In Ayia Sotira: A Mycenaean Chamber Tomb Cemetery in the Nemea Valley, Greece, edited by R.
Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period: A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Funerary Remains from the Late Helladic Chamber Tomb Cemetery of Voudeni, Achaea, Greece.
In summary, recent scholarship rarely aims to clarify secondary burial terminology and associated mortuary practices in chamber tombs and tholoi using bioarchaeological methods applied to legacy data.
It includes Mycenaean primary burials and deposits labeled "secondary burials" from three sites with two tomb types: chamber tombs and tholoi (Table 3).
The cemetery comprises 44 known chamber tombs cut into the soft rock of the hillsides and is contemporary with the adjacent settlement (Kolonas 2009:13).
The cemetery is unique because of its extensive use and its range of burial types, including chamber tombs, cists, pits and even tumuli, and its examples of rich intact tombs (Kolonas 2009:33).